Feb 9, 2009

Street Scenes: Thamel Kathmandu

At some point most who travel to Kathmandu find themselves in Thamel, a proper tourist ghetto.

Its narrow streets are filled to the brim with travel agents, guesthouses, watering holes and shops selling climbing gear and souvenirs. Yak wool pashminas were everywhere. How many internet cafes can you spot in this photo?

6 comments:

previously.bitten said...

four! Is the answer four?!

Gennaro said...

The Nepalese Khao San Road :)

Funny that Nepal is mostly known for their natural beauty, yet, an image of their urban jungle shows a different side of the country.

Catherine said...

Everything a backpacker needs in one shot!!

Fly Girl said...

I only see three but my sight's not the sharpest.

Wendy said...

Previously Bitten and Flygirl, you are in the ballpark.

Gennaro and Catherine, Exactly!

Lakshmi said...

every country im sure has an alley like this and they have a character of its own